18 Feb 2010

Question time for 18 February 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 18 February 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Commerce: What will be the Government's response to the report of the Capital Market Development Taskforce? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his recent statements about Whanau Ora? 3. JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Minister of Research, Science and Technology: Did he seek advice before telling the House yesterday that the up-to-date schedule of adjustments made to the raw temperature data used in calculating NIWA's official series "Mean annual temperature over New Zealand, from 1853 to 2008" is "not set out as a singular document … . Rather, it is a range of material, all of which is available on the institute's website"; if so, from whom did he seek that advice? 4. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Justice: Does he have confidence in the Ministry of Justice? 5. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Women's Affairs: Does she stand by her statement "it is important that women and men stand shoulder to shoulder in our boardrooms"? 6. Hon JIM ANDERTON to the Minister for ACC: Can he explain why in the first six months of 2009, almost double the number of people applying for elective surgery under ACC were declined compared to the same period in 2008? 7. SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister of Agriculture: What steps is the Government taking to curb animal cruelty offences? 8. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he stand by all his recent statements? 9. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for the Environment: What steps is the Government taking to improve the efficiency of processing resource consents? 10. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Women's Affairs: What highlights, if any, on gender equality and women's empowerment will she report to the United Nations special general meeting in March? 11. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What progress has been made for Youth Parliament 2010? 12. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister for ACC: Does he agree with the Strategic Priorities of ACC, which include "Ensuring New Zealanders have confidence in ACC"?